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Today's News

  • Principal changes come for Taylor School District

     

    Taylor County Middle School named a new principal at Tuesday’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting, while a vacancy for principal at Taylor County High School opened up. 

    The personnel report presented at Tuesday’s meeting showed that Sara Tucker, who served as the interim principal at TCMS since January, was hired as the permanent principal at TCMS. Tucker was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Danita Johnson. 

  • Man arrested after robbery spree Tuesday night

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday night after robbing one local business at gunpoint while attempting to rob two others. 

    Campbellsville Police say 35-year-old William K. Graham of Campbellsville was arrested near apartment buildings on Risen Avenue after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Road at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

  • Primary Election Day less than two weeks away

     

    Less than two weeks remain until voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots for several local offices. 

    The May primary election will be held Tuesday, May 22, with polls being open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue preparing for summer busy season on the water

     

    With warmer weather, people are taking part in outdoor activities more frequently. For a lot of people, that means being out on the water in some capacity, whether that is going out for a boat ride or swimming at Green River Lake, or going kayaking along the river. 

    For the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations Unit, it means an increase in call volume for water rescues and increased training in preparing for the summer months ahead. 

  • Tuckers celebrate 70 years in the jewelry business

     

    It was 1948 and Main Street was booming.

    Cleaver Young and his wife, Martha, were looking to open a jewelry store downtown after moving to Campbellsville from Kansas City, Missouri – but there was no space available at the time.

    Then they caught a break. A restaurant was going out of business and a local realtor called them asking if they’d like to buy the space. The couple jumped at the chance, opening what was known then as Young’s Jewelry Store.

  • Mayoral Forum hosted by CU students

     

    It was clear from the beginning of Tuesday night’s mayoral forum at Campbellsville University that each of the six candidates vying to be elected to the city’s highest executive office prioritize bringing jobs to the community. 

    Jobs, or what candidates deemed to be a lack thereof in Campbellsville, dominated the discussion at Tuesday’s forum, an event organized by CU students to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the six candidates. 

  • Wise holds town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools

     

    Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, held the first of several upcoming town halls at local school districts in the 16th Senate District Tuesday night with a town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Hamilton Auditorium.

  • 5th District Magistrate Ed Gorin retires from Fiscal Court

     

    A long-serving Taylor County magistrate is stepping down due to his health.

    Ed Gorin, who serves as magistrate in District 5, wrote the court a letter explaining he was retiring because of health reasons after nearly 16 years of service.

  • Taylor County sees decrease in unemployment

     

    New statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show Taylor County experienced an overall drop in unemployment in the year 2017 compared to the year 2016, as well as a decrease in unemployment from March 2017 to March 2018. 

    Taylor County’s unemployment fell 0.6 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the report, which provides unemployment statistics for each county in Kentucky, as well as comparable rates for the state and nation. 

  • CU students continue St. Baldrick's event

     

    For a while, it seemed as if the annual St. Baldrick’s Shaving for a Cure event would not be taking place in Campbellsville, but a group of Campbellsville University students made sure the tradition continued by organizing and holding the event Saturday afternoon. 

    Campbellsville University’s Student Government Association took the lead in organizing the event, led by CU sophomore Rebekah Mobley, an Elizabethtown native.